Category Archives: carbs

Post-meal blood sugar spikes

Contrary to the popular belief, a spike in blood sugar after eating also known as postprandial hyperglycemia is not uncommon and typically not dangerous. Unless advised otherwise, most folks with diabetes don’t even have to check their blood sugar after … Continue reading

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Tomato: a fruit or a vegetable?

It has never occurred to me which one is which until I overheard a conversation in the grocery department.  Tomatoes are a fruit?  No kidding. Turned out I wasn’t the only one confused. A fruit is the part of the … Continue reading

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Meal Planning for Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetic Diet – is there such a thing? Oftentimes, when people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, they feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin.  Diet sounds almost like a swear word.  Oh no, another chronic condition on my … Continue reading

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What affects blood sugar levels?

Blood sugar level is influenced by a vast number of causes.  Food is one of them, including how much, how often and a combination of the different kinds of food; physical activity, hormone levels, to name a few. The whole idea … Continue reading

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